CHP confirms 8 imported COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong, no local cases recorded


1st May 2021 – (Hong Kong) The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced that as of 12am today, the CHP was investigating eight additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, taking the number of cases to 11,783 in Hong Kong so far (comprising 11,782 confirmed cases and one probable case).

 All newly reported cases are imported cases. The 8 imported cases include 4 from Indonesia, 2 from India, 1 from the Philippines and 1 from Cambodia.

 A total of 139 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days (17th to 30th April), including 29 local cases (including 1 possibly local) of which 15 are from unknown sources. 

 Meanwhile, the CHP reminded those who had visited specified venues under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap. 599J) to receive COVID-19 nucleic acid testing according to the compulsory testing notice. The Regulation also requires all household members of close contacts of confirmed cases to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test within a specified period according to compulsory testing notices published in the Gazette. The public are also urged to seek medical attention early if symptoms develop and undergo testing as soon as possible.